Lighting Apprentice

Dates of Employment: May 27 – August 10, 2024

Reports To: Head Electrician, Director of Production 

Supports: Lighting Department, Janiec Opera Company, Orchestras, Special Events 


The Lighting Apprentice, under the supervision of the Head Electrician, executes the  hanging, mounting, rigging, circuiting, programming and execution of lighting for Janiec  Opera Company productions, Orchestra and Chamber Events, Special Events and Special Projects. The Lighting Apprentice works on a core crew of five with added members as needed per show. They are also responsible for the maintenance of the lighting equipment and supplies as directed. A basic knowledge of lighting and electricity is required. Holistic effective communication and dissemination of information is essential  to the successful execution of this position. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Maintain a high standard in all areas of the department -- both a professional  appearance and a high technical standard.
  • Assist in all operations of the Lighting Department, as assigned.
  • Under the direction of the Head Electrician and Staff Electrician; hang, circuit,  focus, program the lights for opera/musical season, the Orchestral season, and Special Events.
  • Work under Lighting Designer and Head Electrician to complete all assigned  projects.
  • Serve on run crews as required.
  • Update inventory as assigned.
  • Perform lighting duties for 6 performance venues and over 80 performances.
  • Work overnight crews as needed.
  • Attend all load-ins and outs.
  • Be prepared to assist other crews/departments at the end of season strike until  dismissed by Production Management.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Supervised by Head Electrician and Director of Production.


  • Strong communication skills.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Good attitude and work ethic.
  • Willingness to take ownership of your position and not blame other staff members or outside circumstances for your degree of success on individual tasks and on your position as a whole.
  • Able to take instruction and feedback from supervisors and use it to improve  your job performance.
  • Understanding of channels of communication and the importance of clear and  open communication.
  • Maintain calm under pressure and receive/ intake information from multiple  sources that you quickly prioritize and relay to the Technical Director or Director Production/ act upon if deemed appropriate.
  • Above all, must possess a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and ability to work  well in a team dynamic. 


  • Complete satisfactory background check 
  • Must have valid state driver's license and possess a clean driving record 


  • Includes a season stipend paid bi-weekly, full board, and on-campus housing 

To apply, create an account and start an application using MyBMC. Please upload a  cover letter and resume (with references listed) to be considered for this position. 

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 

Any questions can be directed to: 

Andrea Boccanfuso 

Director of Production 

Brevard Music Center 

[email protected]


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Brevard Music Center is a summer institute and festival. Over four hundred young musicians from around the country come each summer to study and perform in over 80 concerts ranging from orchestra to opera, chamber music and pops. As a matter of policy, the Brevard Music Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information (including family medical history) in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of its faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs and activities.